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Leta is making plans for the Summer Reading Program 2013 “Dig Into Reading”. She has a craft plan that needs empty paper towel rolls. She needs 50 – 75, so if you can bring your empties to the library, we would really appreciate it.
The Friends of the Kimball Public Library have hosted 2 excellent speakers during April. The first was Jeff Barnes speaking on “To Live and Die On the Plains”. His slide show was great and he has no problems talking for an hour on the many aspects of traveling through and settling the areas on the Western Plains of Nebraska.
Linda Hasselstrom is an author from South Dakota. She was delightful to listen to and visit with. Her poetry is very descriptive and her stories are so real, relating to her life and the lives of many others who live and work the land.
We have books in the library by both of these authors.
The HighPoint ShutterBug Photography Club and the Kimball Public Library will hold the second photography contest in May.
This one is for youth ages 5- 18. So get your cameras out and train your pets to read a book and enter the contest by April 29. Bring entries to the library. These will again be voted on by the public and judged for winners. There will be awards in each age division. Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, and 14-18. Flyers are posted around town and the surrounding area.
A few of us enjoyed the visit and talk by C.M. Wendleboe. He has a great sense of humor and is very relaxed. He has another book coming out in June and working on two more. He wants to come back in a year or so.
There were 49 entries in the HighPoint ShutterBug photography contest and they are/were all great photos. The photos were viewed and voted on for Viewer’s Choice awards. They were also judged by Dave Farris and Daniel Thompson from the Observer.
The winners of the Judged portion were Jessica Rocha with ‘TIME’ for first; 2nd was Deni White with ‘Stairway to Heaven’ 3rd was Christy Yetter with ‘Storms Acomin’. Winners of the Viewer’s Choice were 1st — ‘A Beginning and An End’ by Carolyn Wilson; 2nd — ‘Estes Park-Beauty & Solitude’ by Lynda Parson; 3rd — ‘Hoar Frost’ by Rick Weinbender. Congratulations to all.
That was our first contest with the HighPoint ShutterBug Photography Club and the Kimball Public Library. It was nice to have so many photos to add interest to our library.
Wyoming book author, C. M. Wendelboe, will be at our library to talk about his books on February 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. His first two books, “Death Where the Bad Rocks Live” and “Death Along the Spirit Road” are part of a series set in Pine Ridge, so he will talk a little about that and some historical connections the characters have to that area. He is looking forward to visiting our library. More information will be in next week’s column. The library has his books for your reading enjoyment. Readers of Margaret Coel will enjoy them.
January is for planning, right? Here’s some of what’s happening. Please take advantage of these events if they interest you
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First, the Library Board will be doing some planning for the future and will meet next Monday the 14th. If you have any constructive suggestions for the library’s future please let us know or attend the board meeting.
- The Shutterbug Photography Club will meet this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the library to make their plans for the year with some exciting activities.
- Bob Ross painting class is January 19th; sign up and pay by Jan. 15th.
- There will be another Basic Beginning Computer Class for the library. We will have 3-4 sessions (depending on the needs). The class will be on Tuesday mornings beginning January 22nd. The class will cover very basic topics such as using the mouse, learning about the Internet, printing, and typing a letter. The class is from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sign up at the library.
- Want to learn about E-mails and Facebook? There will be a session on Thursday, January 31th at 10:00 am. Sign up at the library.
- The library will offer a class on Kindles and Overdrive on February 2 is there is interest. Again, sign up at the library.
- There is some interest in doing a crafting/journaling project with paper and fabric. Please let us know if you are interested.
On December 8, the library will host a movie for children ages 6-12. The movie will be suitable for children and will start at 1:00.
The library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 12. The library board will still meet at 5:00 p.m. at the library. As always, the meetings are open to the public.
New Young Adult Fiction: “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater; “Heartless”, “Killer”, “ Perfect”, and “Wanted” (Pretty Little Liars Novels) by Sara Shepard; “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan; “Bound”, “Tangled”, and “Torn” by Erica O’Rourke; “Pandemonium” by Lauren Oliver; “Dark Flame”, “Everlasting”, and “Night Star” (Immortal Series) by Alyson Noel; “Ranger’s Apprentice”, “The Sorcerer of the North”, “The Icebound Land” and “The Ruins of Gorlan” (Ranger’s Apprentice Series) by John Flanagan; “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman; “The Book of Three” by Lloyd Alexander; and “Blood Promise” by Richelle Mead.
On the calendar for the next couple of weeks: Oct. 31st, the Children’s Halloween Parade starts at the library at 4:00 p.m. Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m. is a slide show program by Cody Simms, who has been in Australia for a few months, sponsored by the Highpoint Shutter Bugs Photography Club.
Also, on Nov. 8 is The Floral Fun Class provided by WNCC. The presenter is Dawn Mooser. The class includes learning design and care of arrangements, preparing flowers, non-traditional ways with traditional flowers and how to make beautiful bows. The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the library and the cost is $30.00. Please sign-up at the Chamber Office on Chestnut Street.
Children’s Story Time themes for November are: Nov. 7 – The Reading Corner; Nov. 14 – Food, Glorious Food!; Nov. 21 – Thanksgiving; Nov. 20 – “All Aboard! 10:30 on Wednesday mornings.
Halloween is Oct. 31 and the children will be coming to the library for treats. Leta has Halloween stories and activities lined up on the same day at 10:30 A.M. The children may wear their costumes if they want.
November 8 is a Floral Fun Class through WNCC for anyone. The presenter is Dawn Mooser. The class includes learning design and care of arrangements, preparing flowers, non-traditional ways with traditional flowers and how to make beautiful bows. The class will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the library and the cost is $30.00. Please sign-up at the Chamber Office on Chestnut Street.
The Photography Club has exciting plans in November also, so watch for details.
National Friends of the Library Week is Oct. 21-27, 2012. The Friends have the on-going books sale with their annual sale on Farmer’s Day each year. This past sale was very successful. They also provide an interesting and educational program in a variety of subjects each April. Membership is always open and is only $5.00 per year. The Friends have also supported many projects for the library through the past years. Their library support is deeply appreciated – so a big Thank you to all of them.